Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Post-Traumatic Subject

This is the age of "the post-traumatic subject." 
In a nutshell, the way a Lacanian avoids depression is to engage in an ethico-political project. 
What is an ethico-political project? 
It just means taking a risk for the sake of justice--like when we stand up for equality, against discrimination, etc. 
We take the side of the outcast. 
We occupy the position of the excluded ones (slum dwellers, minorities, etc.).
We put ourselves in the place of the placeless ones.

Viewed in this light, depression is a moral failure!

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